Ski Japan, Hakuba

8 Days, from AU $2,200

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Japan is blessed with some of the world's best skiing, and famed for reliable powder snow. Combine perfect snow, relaxing hot spring onsens, tantalising food washed down with warm sake or a cold Sapporo, with the amazing cultural intrigues of Japan, and it's easy to see why so many travellers return time and again.

Enjoy your holiday at one of Japan's famous, yet affordable, ski resorts, or combine with a personalised trip around Japan to make the most of your trip. Our Asia Travel experts can organise everything from start to end, including flights, or simply your snow resort experience. To learn more about the resorts or to request extra information, please talk with one of our Asia Travel Experts.

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Hakuba on the island of Honshu stands out as one of Japan’s best ski areas. One of the most popular on snow accommodation areas, Hakuba is easy to access from Tokyo and has 10 separate ski resorts in the valley. Hakuba offers more vertical metres and more variety of ski terrain than anywhere else in Japan. Located just over 200 kilometres from Tokyo in the Nagano prefecture, the mighty Northern Japanese Alps tower over Hakuba town. Hakuba averages well over 10 metres of pristine snow every season and has to be skied to be believed. The investment and infrastructure in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics left Hakuba with an efficient lift system that makes getting around the mountain quick and easy. Come to Hakuba this season and see what all the fuss is about.

All our Hakuba packages include a day tour to the snow monkeys who spend their winter days soaking in the natural hot springs. The hike to the hot springs is about 30 minutes each way and includes a visit to the historic town of Obuse, home to the famous Japanese artist Hokusai and the museum dedicated to his works. The day trip includes a traditional Japanese lunch at a country restaurant, as well as a visit to the 240 year old Masuichi Sake Brewery including tastings. The trip completes with a visit to Nagano city with the Zenkoji Temple and its quaint lantern lit streets.

The All Mountain Lift Pass includes 9 resorts:

  • Happo One: 1,071 metres vertical, longest run 8km, 32 lifts.
  • Tsugaike: 880 metres vertical, longest run 5km, 26 lifts.
  • Goryu: 726 metres vertical, longest run 5km, 13 lifts.
  • Hakuba 47: 800 metres vertical, longest run 6.4km, 6 lifts.
  • Iwatake: 539 metres vertical, longest run 1.7km, 16 lifts.
  • Sanosaka: 460 metres vertical, longest run 2.1km, 7 lifts.
  • Highland: 247 metres vertical, longest run 1.5km, 2 lifts.
  • Minekata: 210 metres vertical, longest run 1.2km, 3 lifts.

Hakuba ski area summary:

  • Ski Season: Dec - Apr.
  • Peak Elevation: 1,831 metres.
  • Terrain Vertical: 1,071 metres.
  • Number of Lifts: 143.
  • Terrain, Beginner: 30%, Intermediate: 40%, Advanced: 30%.
  • Average Snowfall: 10 metres.
  • Parks and Pipe: Yes.

Prices are for 7 Nights accommodation, 5 days of ski passes, return transfers via VIP shuttle from airport plus snow monkey tour (twin share). However this is indicative only with all our trips being customisable to suit your interests.

Personalise Your Trip

Phone now to discuss options to personalise your itinerary.

Ideas to extend your itinerary:

  • Tokyo: Why not spend time in Tokyo, or even consider taking a tour around one of the world's most amazing cities.
  • Spend an extra week and travel around Japan.


Large Hakuba 47 Goryu Trail Map        Large Hakuba Happo One Trail Map        

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $2,200
Superior:from AU $2,640
Deluxe:from AU $2,890

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information


Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.

  • All breakfasts at your hotel each morning.
  • All airport transfers.
  • All trains and transport on tour.
  • 5 days ski passes.
  • Lunch and dinners are not included as most GetAboutAsia customers like to make independent choices, but speak with us for recommendations or advice.
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"The snow was great thanks, near perfect conditions. The cottage in Hakuba was great and this is my second visit !" — Rowe Family, Griffith, January 2018

"Japan was fantastic – loved every minute. I will definitely go back again, I want to do a visit in each of the seasons and do some hiking.Snow festival was fantastic, Hokkaido is a huge foodie destination. I wish I had planned an extra day. Takayama – loved loved loved the ryokan. Shirakawa-go – we did a half day trip there on a blue sky day and it was stunning. Hakuba –Great for people who are really into skiing but not really looking for an authentic Japanese experience. The snow monkey tour was very well run, we were quite impressed. The local team looked after us very well. " — Mrs Mercer and Friends, Sunshine Coast, February 2018

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